September 2019 After School Classes At Sanibel Sea School


September 24, 2019


All Day

Sanibel Sea School
455 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957

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After School Fishing

Fishing is an exciting and rewarding hobby that helps people connect with nature. Its roots can be traced back to ancient times, when it wasn’t a hobby but a means of survival. We will learn about the history and advancement of fishing, the basic skills required to start fishing on your own, and some of the habits and preferences of the creatures we pursue. If we’re lucky, we may even get to bend a rod!

Open to students ages 8-13, cost is $20 per student per session. Receive a $5 discount when you register for all four sessions.

Fall 2019
3:30 – 5:30 PM at Sanibel Sea School (455 Periwinkle Way)
Tuesdays September 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th

September 3rd: Seining & Cast Netting
The Calusa did it and now so can you! Seining is a fantastic form of net fishing, so come learn how to do it with Sanibel Sea School. We’ll seine in seagrass beds and other habitats. Potential creature features include: seahorses, pipe fish, comb jellies, pin fish, and crabs galore! After seining, we’ll move on to cast netting. Instead of pulling nets, we’ll launch them into the air.

September 10th: Fly Tying
Did you know you can create a crab from feathers? Or a fish from deer hair? For years, fly fishers have been masters of trickery – luring in wild creatures with their ties. Come learn how to tie flies with local experts, including fly designer and author Drew Chicone! View some of his work on Instagram @drchicone.

September 17th: Knot Tying*
Every great fisher person needs to have a few basic knots. We’ll learn to tie the knots that will last a lifetime of fishing, and help ensure success when something tugs on your line. Join us for an afternoon of tying with none other than the old knot himself, Doc Bruce!

*Please note that this session theme has changed since we announced the schedule.

September 24th: Spin Fishing
Fishing is an exciting and rewarding pursuit that helps us connect with and develop a deep understanding of ocean ecosystems. We’re going to explore all things spin fishing in this class. Students will learn the basic skills required to start fishing on their own and the biology behind where and when to catch that prized fish. Will we outsmart a snook? Or maybe take on a spotted sea trout? You’ll have to join us to find out!

This event runs from September 3, 2019 to September 24, 2019.

Upcoming Dates:
  • September 24 - 25, 2019 | All Day